Polaris Snocrosser Ross Martin Wins ISOC Pro Open Final in New York & Kody Kamm Dominates With Two Pro Lite Victories
Polaris snocross racer Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) won the Pro Open final on Saturday, Feb. 25, in ISOC racing at Farmington, New York. In Pro Lite racing at the weekend’s ISOC Eastern Nationals, Polaris racer Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing) won both weekend finals to maintain his season-long points lead.
Jennifer Page (Leighton Motorsports) won the weekend’s Pro-Am Women’s final, Edward Bandel (Team Southside Polaris) won the Sport 1 race, and Trevor Leighton (Leighton Motorsports) won in Sport 2.
Pro Open: Strong Rebound for Martin
Martin arrived in New York as the Pro Open points leader, but he had an off night on Friday and finished 15th in the weekend’s first final, which cost him the points lead. On Saturday, he won both of his qualifiers, then ran smoothly in the final before making a pass for the lead on lap 13 and running away with the victory.
Polaris racer Bobby LePage (Team LaVallee) finished fourth in Pro Open on Friday, followed by Johan Lidman (Carlson Motorsports) in fifth, and native New Yorker Brett Bender (Hentges Racing) in 11th. Bender came back to finish eighth on Saturday, while LePage was 11th and Lidman was 12th.
Martin is currently second in points and just two points out of the lead. Lidman is 11th in points, Bender is 12th, TJ Gulla (Hentges Racing) is 13th, and Mike Bauer (Judnick Motorsports) is 14th.
Pro Lite: Kamm Remains Dominant
Kody Kamm, the most consistently outstanding racer on the ISOC circuit this winter, swept the weekend’s Pro Lite finals and was joined by fellow Polaris racers on the podium both days. While Kamm won on Friday, Colby Crapo (Leighton Motorsports) finished second, Jake Scott (Team LaVallee) of Port Jefferson, New York, was fourth, Andrew Lieders (Lieders Racing) was eighth, Brett Nastala (Redline Racing) was ninth and James Johnstad (Judnick Motorsports) was 10th.
Polaris Terrain Domination was just as evident on Saturday as Kamm won again and Polaris once again filled 60% of the top 10 slots. Finishing third through sixth, respectively, on Saturday were Lieders, Andrew Carlson (Carlson Motorsports), Crapo and Johnstad. Scott finished 10th.
Kamm left New York as the Pro Lite points leader with a 343-316 margin over second place. Johnstad is in third, Lieders is fourth, Scott is in seventh, Nastala is ninth and Carlson is 10th.
Pare Leads in Pro-Am Women Points
Jennifer Pare won in Pro-Am Women and is the class points leader. Melanie Acker (Team Southside) of Bristol, Vermont, finished third in New York, and Michaela Lemieux (MML Motorsports) of Bennington, Vermont, was fifth. Pare leads in points with a 180-144 edge over the second-place racer. Polaris racer Stephanie Schmidt (Schmidt Racing) is in third, just seven points out of second, and Tabatha Bode (Fort Fremont Marine Racing) is in fifth.
Edward Bandel (Team Southside Polaris) of Mohawk, New York, won the Sport 1 final and Dylan Jansen (Jansen Brothers Racing) was second. Trevor Leighton (Leighton Motorsports) won Sport 2 while Jeremy Kuhn (Super J Racing) was fourth and Bandel was fifth. Leighton is fourth in Sport points, one point out of third.